Thank you to Chris and the team at Elite Fitness Uddingston in my constituency for showing me around yesterday.
I met with gym owner, Chris, to hear of his ambition to make our communities healthier and fitter both physically and mentally as we ease our way back to normal.
It was encouraging to hear that attendance between the 18-24 year olds to the facility has seen a sharp increase over the last few weeks in particular, with many citing poor mental health being the key indicator in motivating people to make a change to their routines.
Encouraging because we know this age group has been deeply impacted in relation to mental health and well-being over the course of the pandemic.
Of course there is not a demographic not impacted…
Independent community gyms just like Elite Fitness based in Bellshill are intrinsic to the health and well-being of our local communities. Particularly so when we see an erosion of leisure facilities and amenities being delivered by Local Authorities.
Often taking that first step is the hardest, but Chris assured me, and I observed for myself, a relaxed welcoming atmosphere and plenty of hard working going on.
If you feel you want to make the change and improve your health and mental well-being then seek out your local gyms like Elite Fitness please.
Inductions are free and there is programmes and levels to suit everyone.
Elite are based in Darrows Estate, Bellshill and can be contacted on all social media channels.